Riley is recent graduate from the University of Pennsylvania with a B.A. degree in Neuroscience and currently works in the Heath D. Schmidt Laboratory of Neurospsychopharmacology at UPenn. Riley’s passion for neuroscience comes from her own experiences with mental health and the prevalence of autism in her family. She hopes to make a positive impact in the lives of others through her research. In her free time, Riley enjoys making content for her science communications platform, graphic design, and playing with her dog Bernie.